"No, I don't support defunding the police," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in an interview with CBS while in Houston to meet with the family of George Floyd, whose death last month as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck set off nationwide protests. "I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness. And, in fact, are able to demonstrate they can protect the community and everybody in the community." read more
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is facing backlash after being accused of making transphobic comments on social media. read more
In a highly unusual YouTube appearance, Hao [Haidon] read an 18-point manifesto for a vision of a "New Federal State of China." Sitting for an accompanying hour-long interview alongside his wife, the badminton champion Ye Zhaoying, Hao launched into lengthy criticisms of the government's handling of almost every domestically sensitive subject: Hong Kong, Tibet, the coronavirus pandemic. read more
System of A Down frontman Serj Tankian chimed in on the international conversation happening right now around the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests. Tankian shared an article which addressed [Sunday] night's protests outside of The White House in Washington, D.C.. Tankian added the caption: "Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens."
At 11.30am on Monday, a change to the law was introduced that bans two people from different households in England gathering in an indoor, private place during the coronavirus lockdown. read more