The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials today, and nearly 350 news organizations have pledged to participate, Marjorie Pritchard, op-ed editor at the Globe, told AP.

One example: The N.Y. Times, "A Free Press Needs You": "If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together."

  • "In St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch called journalists 'the truest of patriots.' ... The Fayetteville, N.C., Observer said it hoped Trump would stop, ''but we’re not holding our breath.'"
  • The Globe: "[I]t is not just that the president is stoking domestic division for political and personal gain, he’s asking his audiences to follow him into Fantasia. ... George Orwell put it more gracefully in his novel '1984.'"

Go deeper ... The N.Y. Times has excerpts from around the country, with a nifty "Filter by State" option.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 32,647,382 — Total deaths: 990,473 — Total recoveries: 22,527,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 7,053,171 — Total deaths: 204,093 — Total recoveries: 2,727,335 — Total tests: 99,488,275Map.
  3. States: U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.

America on edge as unrest rises

Louisville on Wednesday. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Rarely have national security officials, governors, tech CEOs and activists agreed as broadly and fervently as they do about the possibility of historic civil unrest in America.

Why it matters: The ingredients are clear for all to see — epic fights over racism, abortion, elections, the virus and policing, stirred by misinformation and calls to action on social media, at a time of stress over the pandemic.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
4 hours ago - Health

The long-term pain of the mental health pandemic

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A less visible but still massive trauma caused by the coronavirus is becoming clear: our mental health is suffering with potentially long-lasting consequences.

Why it matters: Mental health disorders that range from schizophrenia to depression and anxiety exert a severe cost on personal health and the economy. Addressing that challenge may require out-of-the-box solutions.