Updated Jul 19, 2018

There are an estimated 2.6 million people enslaved in North Korea

A woman working at a footwear factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea had an estimated 2.6 million modern slaves in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, a global organization combatting modern slavery.

Why it matters: That means that one in ten North Koreans are imprisoned by forced labor or marriage, and a majority of those are enslaved by the state, according to the report. Andrew Forrest, founder of the Walk Free Foundation, told Axios that he hopes President Trump will challenge Kim Jong-un on the issue. Forrest said that "nobody is better qualified that Donald Trump to persuade and inform the North Korean president to the reality" of modern day slavery.

Go deeper: The estimated 400,000 people caught in modern slavery in the U.S.

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Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Climate change and the coronavirus have a lot more in common than the letter C, but their differences explain society’s divergent responses to each.

Why it matters: The Internet is full of comparisons, some from biased perspectives. I'm going to try to cut through the noise to help discerning readers looking for objective information.

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

A protest near the White House on Sunday night. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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.

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Journalists get caught in the crosshairs as protests unfold

A man waves a Black Lives Matter flag atop the CNN logo outside the CNN Center during a protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Dozens of journalists across the country tweeted videos Saturday night of themselves and their crews getting arrested, being shot at by police with rubber bullets, targeted with tear gas by authorities or assaulted by protesters.

Driving the news: The violence got so bad over the weekend that on Sunday the Cleveland police said the media was not allowed downtown unless "they are inside their place of business" — drawing ire from news outlets around the country, who argued that such access is a critical part of adequately covering protests.