Rebecca Tan

Rebecca Tan


Foreign Desk Intern at http://Vox.com

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Deep in the Maryland suburbs, a Confederate statue was toppled, then quietly stored away. Our story yesterday featuring striking before/after images from the great @mswontheroad: 

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On Monday at 6:30pm, law enforcement fired fired tear gas and smoke grenades into the crowds gathered here. Five days on, this is the scene outside the White House at 6:30pm:

Hello, a personal tweet. At the end of every night last week, I wrote down some of the images that I saw in the city and that I didn't want to forget. I thought I'd share that list today:

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Maryland has fined 24 nursing homes for failing to report covid-19 info to the state. Inspection reports also detail infection control deficiencies at four facilities, including one that placed residents in "immediate jeopardy.” W/ @Rachel_Chason: 

The crowds in D.C. on June 6 were overwhelmingly young but on some blocks, you may have bumped into a septuagenarian or two, standing alone, braving the covid-19 risk to witness history. Here are some of their stories:

Gosh. This story from @KnowlesHannah:  A BLM protest in a small Ohio town was overrrun by nearly 700 "back the blue" counterprotesters. All six of the town's police officers were on duty but weren't able to stem the violence.

Tony Gittens, 75, kept this picture of him protesting at Howard University for 52 years. Today, it made the front page of The Post:

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Protesters in D.C. have just toppled a statue of Albert Pike, the only confederate general with a statue in Washington. The intrepid @PerryStein  and @nu1wcf  are still out reporting:

9pm and the mood has changed in downtown DC: a young black man was detained by police as a crowd of protesters tried to move East on 16th. Video from a protester —>

When it comes to the pandemic, nursing homes face all the same tensions as the rest of society — just intensified. As states reopen, facilities have to balance desperate calls to lift restrictions with the risk of re-exposure. W/ @Rachel_Chason: 

It started with a tip from an exhausted, guilty employee and grew into this. As coronavirus tore through Maryland nursing homes, some continued to take in short-term, lucrative patients, exposing them to the virus. My latest, w/ @Rachel_Chason 

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