Nov 13, 2018

EU and U.K. agree on draft Brexit deal

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The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a draft Brexit agreement at a "technical level," reports the BBC.

The state of play: Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with members of her Cabinet one by one tonight to discuss details of the deal, and she has called a special full Cabinet meeting to discuss the agreement at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, according to a No.10 spokesman. This could force top members of May's government to either support the deal or step down. Even if it passes muster, May still faces the difficult task of getting her Conservative Party — and the rest of Parliament — on board for a vote.

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Charging Alabama state troopers pass by fallen demonstrators in Selma on March 7, 1965. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

The ways Americans capture and share records of racist violence and police misconduct keep changing, but the pain of the underlying injustices they chronicle remains a stubborn constant.

Driving the news: After George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked wide protests, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said, “Thank God a young person had a camera to video it."

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Lessons from the lockdown — and what comes next

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Why it matters: Our experience battling this new virus has taught us a lot about what does and doesn’t work. We’ll have to apply those lessons rigorously, and keep adapting, if we have any hope of containing the virus and limiting the number of deaths from here on out.

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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 over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people.