Protesters in Brighton, U.K. on June 13. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters gathered for Black Lives Matters demonstrations in the U.K., Japan, France, Australia, Germany and elsewhere on Saturday, marking nearly three weeks of continual protests around the globe in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Zoom in: In the U.S., new efforts to reform law enforcement have swept several cities and states in direct response to the protests, as budget cuts are pushed, stricter oversight is mandated and limits on use of force are legislated.

Protesters in front of the U.S. embassy in Prague on June 13. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters in Trafalgar Square, London on June 13. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters in Brighton, U.K. on June 13. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Protesters at Place de la Republique in Paris on June 13. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters in Breda, the Netherlands, on June 13. Photo: Marco De Swart/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters in Tokyo, Japan on June 13. Photo: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Protesters in Tokyo, Japan on June 13. Photo: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Protesters in Brooklyn, New York on June 12. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
Protesters march down St Georges Terrace on June 13 in Perth, Australia. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images
A Black Lives Matter demonstration in Stuttgart, Germany on June 13. Photo: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

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Sep 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Virginians line up for hours on first day of early voting

A long line of voters wait to cast their ballots at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia, for the November presidential election on Friday, the first day of early voting in the state. Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In some parts of Virginia, people waited in line up to four hours to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting, according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: The COVID-19 pandemic seems to already have an impact on how people cast their votes this election season. As many as 80 million Americans are expected to vote early, by mail or in person, Tom Bonier, CEO of TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, told Axios in August.

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2 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.