Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves from a polling station with his dog Dilyn after casting his ballot in London Thursday. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images
Polls across the United Kingdom opened Thursday morning as millions of Brits vote in the country's third general election since 2015.
Why it matters: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has staked his leadership on a promise to "get Brexit done" by securing a majority in the election, after facing a parliamentary impasse on the issue in a minority government. But if he loses, he'll go down as one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in history.
America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.
Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.
The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.
Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.