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President Trump's photo opportunity in front of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington has set off criticism, as law enforcement used tear gas and force to clear a path for him to walk from the White House. Tom Brenner/Reuters hide caption

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'He Did Not Pray': Fallout Grows From Trump's Photo-Op At St. John's Church

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Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House on June 1 in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump walks from the White House to visit St. John's Church after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A fake story began circulating Sunday evening into Monday morning, which was then disputed by real journalists as well as a number of bots. Experts say the campaign may have been meant to make people question whether anything they see online is true. Twitter Screenshot hide caption

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'None Of This Is True': Protests Become Fertile Ground for Online Disinformation

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US President Trump leaves the White House on foot to go to St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Monday. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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David McAtee, who was shot and killed by officers early Monday morning, is seen at a grill in a security video that Louisville police released on Tuesday. LMPD/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The rate at which black Americans are killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. This is a non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner's death in July 2014. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

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Iowa Rep. Steve King is facing a fierce primary challenge from fellow Republicans after years of incendiary comments about abortion, immigrants and Islam. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden shares a laugh with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., back in 2015. Graham's Judiciary Committee is beginning an investigation with links to Biden and his family. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young address a news conference Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Prosecutors have filed charges against six officers involved in the couple's arrest Saturday night. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks in Philadelphia on Tuesday following days of protests after the death of George Floyd in police custody. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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D.C. Protesters Hail The Hero Of Swann St., Who Sheltered Them From Arrest

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Protests over police treatment of black people have sparked concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Here, a protester marches Monday in Philadelphia with a cloth mask saying, "I can't breathe." Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands attend a 2019 candlelight vigil in Hong Kong for victims of the Chinese government's 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Organizers question why police are blocking the demonstration this year. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Birmingham, Ala., seen here in 2016, has been the subject of legal controversy in recent years. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure from employees who say President Trump is violating the social network's rules against inciting violence. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's Twitter page is displayed on a mobile phone. The social media company flagged one of his tweets about Minneapolis as "glorifying violence" and hid it from public view unless a user clicks on it. Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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