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

Health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are encountering shortages of masks, gowns, face shields and gloves -- a frustrating recurrence of a struggle that haunted the first months of the crisis. read more

President Trump, in a speech Friday at Mount Rushmore that lasted more than 40 minutes, focused on statues and "cancel culture," and accused his political opponents of fascism. But he spared just a few words for the pandemic that has killed 130,000 Americans, thanking "the doctors, nurses and scientists working tirelessly to kill the virus." And that was it. read more

The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby. read more

President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone on Friday, after Stone was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. read more

A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask. Clad in a "Running the world since 1776" tee shirt, the man puffs up his chest, balls his fists and yells "I feel threatened!" while belligerently advancing on the person filming. The man was "escorted out of the store" by Costco staff, according to the person who posted the video to Twitter. read more

New York's Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle -- while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned. read more

The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected President Donald Trump's arguments that he is immune from efforts by a New York grand jury to demand his tax returns and other details about his finances. However, the justices divided on how much deference the courts should show to the president and they ordered further proceedings in lower courts, leaving it unclear when and if a local prosecutor in Manhattan will obtain the records. read more

(George) Floyd uttered "I can't breathe" not a handful of times, as previous videotapes showed, but more than 20 times in all. He cried out not just for his dead mother but for his children too. Before his final breaths, Mr. Floyd gasped: "They'll kill me. They'll kill me." read more

A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Less than an hour after it was finished on Saturday afternoon, ... (c)alling racism a leftist lie,' white vandals (deface) California Black Lives Matter street slogan in Martinez, Calif. read more

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday state laws that remove or fine Electoral College delegates who refuse to cast their votes for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. The vote was unanimous. read more


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