“Become” in the news

Example collocations

become known
become more
become part
become the first
later become

Publications and example sentences

· Customs and Border Protection is deploying agents to confront 'lawless' protesters, acting commissioner says  
The city of Santa Monica, California, famed for its beaches and pier, became the scene of looting Sunday amid another day of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
· YouTube pledges $1 million toward police reform  
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· Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84  
They were born on the same day (June 13) in the same year (1935), and, according to him, “In the same moment” and would become partners in life and art.
The New York Times
· Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84  
“The whole process becomes an esthetic — that’s what I’m interested in, discovering the process.
Yonhap News
· (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on June 1)  
If a new Cold War becomes a reality, the Korean Peninsula will most likely turn into a front line of the confrontation.
· Law enforcement plays catch up to stop violence by radical groups at protests  
One of the problems this poses is not only from an information gathering perspective, but also for law enforcement agencies to disrupt these groups from becoming better organized and causing increased damage and violence associated with larger protests.
The New York Times
· Will Protests Spark a Second Viral Wave?  
In Los Angeles, where demonstrations led to the closing of virus testing sites on Saturday, Mayor Eric Garcetti warned that the protests could become “super-spreader events,” referring to the types of gatherings, usually held in indoor settings, that can lead to an explosion of secondary infections.