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.
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.
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.
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 advisertold Axios: "He finally listened."