Updated Jul 2, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican presidency

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Mexico City's former head of government and standard-bearer of the Mexican left Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won a sweeping victory — as expected — in the race to become Mexico's new president, per The New York Times.

Why it matters: Often described as a populist with an intense focus on the welfare of the poor, AMLO, as he is commonly known, ran on a platform of social welfare and non-interventionism, spooking business leaders. As Axios' David Lawler wrote last month, he "has played the roles both of rabble-rousing revolutionary and common sense pragmatist — it's not always clear which version Mexico is about to elect."

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George Floyd protests: Unrest continues for 6th night across U.S.

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Most external lights at the White House were turned off late Sunday as the D.C. National Guard was deployed and authorities fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters nearby, per the New York Times.

What's happening: It's one of several tense, late-night standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in the United States over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people.